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Stanley, Jo (ed.): Bold in Her Breeches: Women Pirates Across the Ages
London, Pandora, 1995 This book takes a wholly fresh look at legendary female pirates and places them in their true historical and cultural context. The book includes contributions by Anne Chambers, Dian H. Murray, Julie Wheelwright and the editor herself. HB with dust jacket. 1st ed. xvii, 279pp. 17 B&W illustrations. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (Book ref. 20950) £12.00
Gurney, O.R.: The Hittites
London: Folio Society 1999 Hb. xiv, 240pp, endpaper maps by Reginald Piggott, plus illustrations. Brown cloth blocked with gilt design by Simon Noyes. Dk red slipcase. A Fine copy in near Fine slipcase. (Book ref. 20948) £13.00
Duncan, Jane: My Friends The Misses Kindness.
London: Macmillan, 1974 First edition . HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket by Virginia Smith. 253pp. Fiction. Fine in Very Good protected jacket. Jacket bright, with slight tanning to spine. (Book ref. 20949) £40.00
Wickham, Chris: Framing the Early Middle Ages. Europe and the Mediterranean 400 to 800.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006 First paperback edition. Laminated card wrappers. 990pp. With 13 b& w maps. Socio-economic history using archeaological & documentary evidence, discussed region by region in post-Roman Europe and the Middle East. Very Good. V. light edge rubbing to wrappers. (Book ref. 20941) £22.00
Tate Gallery Liverpool (Rainbird, Sean; Nesbitt, Judith & McEvilley, Thomas): Sigmar Polke. Join the Dots.
London: Tate Gallery Publications, 1995 First edition. Paperback. Laminated pictorial card wrappers. 23x30cms, 112pp. Colour and b/w illustrations throughout, many whole page and some fold-out. Three texts on the artist. For a retrospective exhibition at Tate Gallery Liverpool in 1995. . Very light rubbing and a few small marks to wrappers. A near Fine copy. (Book ref. 18376) £20.00
Strang, Herbert: Burton of the Flying Corps.
London: Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1916 First edition. HB. Pictorial cloth, no dustjacket. 292pp. Well illustrated by C.E. Brock: four colour plates from paintings, 17 line drawings and 5 chapter headings. Five stirring tales of the First World War featuring Ted Burton, VC. Clean bright covers with light rubbing to edges, mark to back. Pages have a few spots to margins, fore-edge foxed. A Good+ copy. (Book ref. 20935) £12.00
Rowledge, J.W.P.: Austerity. 2-8-0s & 2-10-0s.
London: Ian Allan, 1987 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 144pp. With b & w photos and line illustrations throughout. Detailed history from concept and design through war time service. Minor bumping to spine ends. Dust jacket price clipped. a Very Good copy in Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20940) £12.00
Rohrl, Walter & Muller, Wilfried (ed. Klein, Reinhard): Walter Rohrl. Diary. Memories of a World Champion.
Koln: Reinhard Klein, 2003 First English edition. HB, 24x31cms. Laminated pictorial boards and dustjacket. 255pp. Mostly colour photos throughout by Reinhard Klein, with some colour paintings by Georg Baumhakl. The rallying career of driver Walter Rohrl. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20932) £35.00
Mullins, Patricia: The Rocking Horse: A History of Moving Toy Horses
Great Britain, New Cavendish Books, 1992 A beautifully illustrated history of the rocking horse including its origins, examples from many countries, famous manufacturers and variation on the central theme. Includes "An International Survey of Rocking Horse Manufacture" by Marguerite Fawdry. HB, 30x28cms, dust jacket and slipcase. 1st ED, GB. 376pp. Colour and B&W illustrations, diagrams and logos. Crease to top left corner of book with corresponding crease to dust jacket amd to corner of slipcase. Slipcase has sello-tape repair to bottom edge, further 2-inch tear to other side of bottom edge, minor bumping and rubbing. A near fine copy in near Fine dust jacket with very good+ slipcase. (Book ref. 20933) £110.00
Mitchell, Vic and Mott, Allan: Hitchin to Peterborough including the Ramsey North Branch.
Midhurst: Middleton Press, 2003 First edition. HB. Pictorial laminated boards, no dustjacket ( as issued). 96pp. With 120 historic b & w photos, plus diagrams. A near Fine copy. (Book ref. 20947) £18.00
McCudden, James T.B., (R.F.C) (ed. Stanley M. Ulanoff): Flying Fury. Five Years in the Royal Flying Corps.
Folkestone: Bailey Bros & Swinfen, 1973 New edition. HB. Cloth and nice pictorial dustjacket. 356pp, H: 22cms. 34 b/w photos in plates & line drawings. Mc Cudden was one of the greatest aces of World War 1, awarded the VC. Dust jacket price clipped. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. (Book ref. 20946) £15.00
Kultermann, Udo: New Directions in African Architecture.
New York: George Braziller, 1969 First edition, first printing. HB. Boards with cloth spine, and pictorial dustjacket. 128pp. With 120 b & w photos , line drawings & plans. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Crayon figure mark on front pastedown. Jacket has light edge rubbing to top spine.. (Book ref. 20942) £11.00
Korn, Jorn & Kirknaes, Jesper: Modern Makonde Art.
London: Hamlyn, 1974 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 95p, h: 29 cms. Colour & b/w photos by Kirknaes throughout. Wood carving of the Makonde people in Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya. A pioneering book on this previously negeleccted East African art. Small spots/marks to covers, small gift inscription to flyleaf. Jacket tanned to edges and folds with a few spots, light edge creasing. A Very Good copy in Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20945) £9.00
Glenne, Michael: Great Australasian Mysteries
London: Stanley Paul & Co Ltd 1938 Hb, 288pp with 18 illustrations. Red cloth, no dw. Spine lightly sunned and bumped, minor spotting. A G+ copy. (Book ref. 20939) £11.00
Fletcher, Rivers: Mostly Motor Racing
Somerset, Haynes Publishing Group, 1986 Whether your interest is classic cars, motor racing, captains of the motor industry, great racing drivers, social history or just a good read, you'll enjoy this semi-autobiographical trip through the vintage pre-war years. HB, 21x28cms, pictorial laminate boards with dust jacket. 1st ed. 317pp, B&W illustrations throughout. A Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket (Book ref. 20943) £14.00
Featherstone, Donald F.: Naval War Games. Fighting Sea Battles with Model Ships.
London: Stanley Paul, 1971 Third impression. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 222pp. B/w illustrations + photos in plates. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket. Light rubbing to cover edges, v. small stains to foredge, name to flyleaf. Some creasing and rubbing to jacket edges. (Book ref. 20936) £11.00
Edge, Ruth & Petts, Leonard: The Collectors Guide to 'His Master's Voice' Nipper Souvenirs.
London: EMI, 1997 New, enlarged edition. Paperback: laminated card wrappers. 1022pp. With nearly 2000 b & w photos and illustrations in text. author. History and survey for collectors of the famous HMV dog Nipper, who first appeared in 1884 , with chronology. Light edge rubbing to wrappers. A Very Good copy. (Book ref. 20937) £13.00
Burger Richard L: Chavin and the Origins of Andean Civilization
London: Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1992. First edition The unique character of early Andean civilization and the distinctive proceses responsible for its development. HB, 1st ed, 248pp, 245 b/w illustrations throughout. 22.5 x 27.5cms. Ex Libris bookplate and stamp of previous owner to fep. Dust jacket is slightly chipped with small 1cm tear to front. A VG+ copy with VG DJ. (Book ref. 20944) £13.00
Taruschio, Ann & Franco: Leaves from the Walnut Tree
London: Pavilion Books 1993 Recipes of a Lifetime. HB, 256pp illustrated with wood engravings by Sarah van Niekerk. Dust jacket lightly tanned along spine and top edge. A Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket. (Book ref. 15798) £20.00
Wodehouse, P.G: The Girl on the Boat.
London: Herbert Jenkins, c.1939 Fourteenth printing. Undated ; appears to be c.1939 from list of books on jacket (last one listed is Uncle Fred in the Springtime). Orange-red cloth with black titles and motifs, and pictorial dustjacket. 312pp plus publisher's adverts. Very Good in Good jacket. Covers bright and clean except for a few light handling marks to front; spine ends and corners bumped/softened. Pages clean, greyed and dusted top edge, neat owner's name inside front cover. Jacket intact with very small corner losses & creases, general handling grime. Now protected in clear loose cover. (Book ref. 20930) £300.00